»Molecular Minds || Monstrous Matters« online exhbition
Featuring works by six artists and former fellows of Akademie Schloss Solitude. Their contributions address heteronormative world views on the topics of consciousness research, machine learning, artificial intelligence and self-awareness and critically question these.
With contributions by Nora Al-Badri, Black Quantum Futurism, Jan Nikolai Nelles, Johanna Bruckner, Miriam Simun, Natasha Tontey, curated by Mara-Johanna Kölmel (arts coordinator, Digital Solitude)
»Intentionality, Prophecy and Ancestry«
The project »Intentionality, Prophecy and Ancestry« from the Digital Solitude program presents works from the last two calls for applications, »Muntu Maxims« and »Post-Doom«. While »Muntu Maxims« unites different fields of spirituality from cultures around the world and proposes new ways to relate to things and to each other, »Post-Doom« implores us to view doom as a beginning rather than an end.
With contributions by Lark Alder aka Lark VCR, Sol Sarratea, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Shirin Fahimi, Danae Tapia, and Nkhensani Mkhari, presented by Denise Helene Sumi
»Zibuyile Zinkisi« von Nkhensani Mkhari
A web installation featuring a 3D-rendered Nkisi for personal and collective purification rituals. The project addresses digital space as a site for reclaiming agency, archiving and rewriting history in the global imaginary through the use of indigenous interfaces.https://webresidencies.akademie-solitude.de/on-line/#2
»A garden among the flames!« von Zahra Malkani
This audiovisual web installation explores Shiite and Sufi healing practices from Pakistan’s delta and desert regions, ancient ecologies now devastated by coal and dam infrastructures. The project addresses the collective healing power of nature, using various media to convey traditional cultural practices.